Christmas Cards……..

I have been feeling pretty proud of myself lately for all the planning and effort and everything I have put in to date toward all of the planning and everything that has happened in the last 75+ days since we left the continental United States to start living our dream retirement. Hotels, plane tickets, vehicle rentals, etc.  That feel good has came to an end….. Dammit Emmit~!

I did not think about the yearly ritual of ours of sending out a ton of Christmas cards to family and friends. The time factor I might have been able to work around, (taking anywhere from 10-21 days to get to the states) but I did not factor in that it will cost $3.00 to $5.00 for each card to mail from here, and that’s just the postage. I won’t even go into what it takes to get something mailed from the islands.

I was really looking forward to sending a personalized card of us sitting on a beach or lounging in the pool knowing the bulk of our family and friends were back at home, freezing their collective asses off.   🙂

So, with that being said – I am letting you all know – this year – we will NOT be sending Christmas cards out – to any one. It is not because we don’t love [or miss] you all, it has nothing to do with Democrats or Republicans or whether we believe in Santa Claus or the spirit of Christmas. I just plain ole screwed up and did not factor in everything I needed to, to be able to send out our normal ration of Christmas cards. My deepest and sincere apologies. (We’ll make it up by putting you for a little bit if you want to come to visit us in St. Croix~)  😉

If you want to send hate mail, words of encouragement, bags of poop (but please don’t) chain letters, bulk mail, bundles of money, whatever….. our mailing address is on the home page of this blog. So please, please, PUH-LEASE forgive us…… we’ll be back at it next year, and then we can send out those cards of us, not freezing our asses off – So – Here is wishing you ALL

A very Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years~!!


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Born in Germany as an Army brat - I moved permanently to the United States about the time I was ready to start school - Dad put to me to work when I turned 13 tearing off roofs and packing shingles.. I did that, DE tasseled corn and bucked hay all the way through high school. After graduation, moved down South for a year or so trying to figure what I wanted to do. Finally came home and joined the Air Force serving almost 5 years - which included a 3 year tour in Germany, where I met my Queen. Came home and started working as a roofer. Economy went to crap and I knew I would not be able to support my growing family the way I wanted to, so I pestered the HR department at General Electric until they hired me. A very quick almost 34 years, 4 Daughters and 9 Grandkids later - here I am .... waiting as patiently as I can, to start the next chapter of our life - romping around in the Caribbean Sea checking out the various islands that we have not been to yet. Holy $hit what a ride~!!!! ;-)

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